When church leaders at Faithbridge broke ground on a new building in Jan 2020, COVID-19 barely had a name. While they were uncertain about the pandemic’s ramifications and pondered ceasing, the congregation continued to give to the project.
At St. Peter’s connecting the world to God’s love is their mission. During the pandemic, they determined they needed to focus on answering one question. How do we help people connect with each other and connect with God during this time of isolation?
“It felt like we were scrambling to navigate how to be a church in the early days of this crisis. TMF reached out to us to let us know they had thought through some strategies they believed would take some of the pressure off of our church..."
“The pandemic has been an extremely personal experience for us,” Pastor Kefentse Risher said with a pause. “In fact, I would say 2020 felt unpredictable. We lost multiple people and watched many in our congregation contract COVID...”
With so many families struggling, Nathan wanted to do something that would make a difference. His best friend, Lucas Marr, did too. When they saw the Furlough Kitchen in Dallas, a pop-up collaboration that got meals to needy people...
Rev. Melvin Amerson was that tipping point for Rev. David Briggs. As a TMF Area Representative for the Texas Conference, Melvin had been working as a coach with David, encouraging him to tie the church’s bold new vision to stewardship.
TMF Loan Officer Cheryl Westbrook is a self-proclaimed 'people person' who is passionate about helping others. She was a loan officer at Heartspring Methodist Foundation for seven years before it formally merged with TMF in January 2019.
In the next ten to fifteen years, Troy, TX is projected to triple in size, moving from less than 2,000 people to over 6,000, and Troy UMC is gearing up for the boom. In order to reach them, Troy UMC decided to move up a massive building project.